Romaticism Ozymandidas And Jade Flower Place

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The Romantic period is an important time in the history of art and writing. This time period turned away from the eighteenth-century emphasis on reason and focused more on imagination, naturalness, the human mind, and other creative properties. The short poems Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley, and Jade Flower Palace by Tu Fu both reflect the Romantic period in a number of ways. Whether it is through choice of words, scenery, or mood, both of these poems are great symbols of romanticism. In the romantic poem Ozymandias, the author uses diction as one way of making his poem fit the category of romanticism. Antique land, trunkless legs, shattered visage, and boundless are just some of the words Shelley put into his writing in order to better show its romantic side. Also, when Ozymandias talks, he talks as if everything in the world is good and that no bad can come from anything. For example, “My name is Ozymandias, king of kings, look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair.”. In this line, Shelley is showing the carefree nature of the king, which is a key trait of the Romantic period of writing. Writers of this period believed that the human mind and human natures mirrored each others creative properties and Shelley show’s exactly that in his writing. In addition to this, romanticism writers think greatly of nature. They thought that nature was transformative and fascinating. In Shelley’s short poem, he describes the scenery as if it were alive and full of life which also adds to the romantic side of the writing. An example of this is when Shelley writes “Trunkless legs of stone stand in the desert…”. Along with this, his poem is also very simple and simple minded, which is an additional trait of romanticism. Along side Shelley’s poem, Jade Flower Palace by Tu Fu also portrays the Romantic period. In the line, “The stream swirls. The wind
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